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Julia Ellis-Kahana


Sailing for Safe Abortion Access: The Emergence of a Conscious Social Nonmovement in Morocco

[Women on Waves ship sails in the closed port before being escorted away by Moroccan authorities. Image by Jan Visser.]

The story of nonmovements is the story of agency in the times of constraints - Asef Bayat  An international non-governmental organization, Women on Waves, collaborated with a local Moroccan collective, Mouvement alternatif pour les libertés individuelles (MALI), in a direct action ship campaign to promote safe abortion access in Morocco in October 2012. Women on Waves and MALI operate under the principle that a woman’s right to access a safe abortion is a ...

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Julia Ellis-Kahana is currently a postbaccalaureate premedical student at Bryn Mawr College. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University in May 2013 with a concentration in sociology. Her undergraduate honors thesis won the Samuel C. Lamport Prize for extending human rights activism and public health simultaneously. Her research interests include social movements, international organizations, and global health.